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Janus the Portal Machine

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by Mizvkyy updated January 10, 2022

Smite God: Janus

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Build Summary

Start

Build Item Conduit Gem Conduit Gem
Build Item Lost Artifact Lost Artifact
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
3
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
2

Main build

Build Item Gem of Focus Gem of Focus
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard

Janus's Skill Order Notes Skip level 8 and level up 2 and ult at level 9

Notes

Skip level 8 and level up 2 and ult at level 9

Portal

1 X Y
Portal
2 15 16 18 19

Unstable Vortex

2 A B
Unstable Vortex
1 3 6 7 8

Threshold

3 B A
Threshold
4 10 11 12 14

Through Space and Time

4 Y X
Through Space and Time
5 9 13 17 20
Portal
2 15 16 18 19

Portal

1 X
Janus creates a portal in the world. If placed on a wall, the portal will create a passage through to the other side of the wall that Janus or any ally may use. The portal may be entered from either side, but closes after 1 use. If placed on the ground, enemies and Janus will fall into the portal, being teleported into the air above it. Enemies take damage upon landing, and are considered banished during the fall.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Damage: 80 / 130 / 180 / 230 / 280 (+60% of your Magical Power)
Banish Duration: 1.5s
Wall Portal Duration: 5s
Wall Portal Range: 100
Radius: 10
Cost: 70
Cooldown: 12s
Unstable Vortex
1 3 6 7 8

Unstable Vortex

2 A
Janus creates two unstable portals, far too small to fit into, and flings them forward dealing damage to enemies in their path. Enemies hit by both portals take 15% damage on the second hit.

Ability Type: Line
Damage: 100 / 165 / 230 / 295 / 360 (+80% of your Magical Power)
Range: 70
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 9s
Threshold
4 10 11 12 14

Threshold

3 B
Passive: Janus increases the movement speed of himself and allies each time they go through a portal or over a Threshold (max. 2 Stacks).

Active: Janus opens a multi-dimensional rift. Enemies who pass over the rift are slowed, and marked with Phase. Targets in Phase take additional Magical scaling damage when hit by Janus' damaging abilities.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Phase Slow: 25%
Additional Scaling: 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60
Rift Duration: 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5s
Movement Speed: 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 17.5 / 20% per Portal
Passive Duration: 5s
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 15s
Through Space and Time
5 9 13 17 20

Through Space and Time

4 Y
Janus blasts a ball of multi-dimensional energy across the battlefield, burning a portal into every surface it encounters within range 500. These portals last 10s, may be used by allies, and do not vanish after the first use.

Enemies hit by the energy ball take damage, increasing in Magical scaling the further the energy travels. Janus is immune to Crowd Control whilst firing.

Ability Type: Global Line
Damage: 300 / 375 / 450 / 525 / 600 (+65% of your Magical Power)
Distance Scaling: 100% of your Magical Power at distance greater than 800
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 110s

Janus Threats

Tap each threat level to view Janus’s threats

Max
2
Major
1
Even
1
Minor
0
Tiny
1

Janus Synergies

Tap each synergy level to view Janus’s synergies

Ideal
0
Strong
1
OK
0
Low
0
None
0

Extended Build

When you dont need Anti-Heal

Build Item Gem of Focus Gem of Focus
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard

Alternatively Build

Build Item Gem of Focus Gem of Focus
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti

Book build start

Build Item Sands of Time Sands of Time
Build Item Spellbook Spellbook
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
2
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion

full book build

Build Item Sands of Time Sands of Time
Build Item Book of Thoth Book of Thoth
Build Item Book of the Dead Book of the Dead
Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard

Anti dive build

Build Item Gem of Focus Gem of Focus
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard

situational def if needed

Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor

Situational power items

Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus

Aktives

Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet

Itroduction

Hi and welcome to my Janus Guide,
Janus is my Main since a half Year and i do really well with him in high Diamond. So i hope I can give you some tips and tricks how to play
Janus well. this guid is at the and of season 8 and I make sure i will update it a few Weeks after Season 9 starts. When you can say something to all the new stuff comes in.

What to do when

Early Game


In the Early game you have some Damage but your main Goal is to farm and Janus can do this very well becaus of his portals you can get a lot of Farm very quick make sure you get a lot of back Camps between the Waves and dont fight to much. when yut Jungler ganks you, you can set up his damage with your 1 but make sure that you dont Potal the opponent out of the damage of your Jungel.

Mid Game


At the Mid game look for some ganks in the side Lanes with your Ult you out rotate evry other mid laner in the Game and can easy get in a fight in Duo or Solo but dont rotate to much and get enought farme to peforme well in the Late Game

Late Game


This is your time to shine you are hard to catch with your portals and do a lot of Damage with your 2. You will play a bit of a in and out play style try to ult troght a wall and right after you passt it hit you 2 this will most likely kill a squishy immediately if you hit both if you miss or kill someone but are in a dangerous Postion portal away after that.

Pros / Cons

Pros


-You are very mobile and hard to look down
-Hardly to Gank
-Insane good rotation potential
-Good burst Damage
-High utility
-Can move the entire Team
-Good getawy
-Hard to Chase
-Good hyperfarming potential
-Good objectiv steel/secure


Cons


-Weak against cripple
-Hard to Play
-weak objectiv Damage

Some extra Tips and Tricks

-Make sure you are stay Close to walls so if you need to get away you can immediately get awy with your portals
-id you hit your 1 make sure you hit the 2 in the perfect timing when the enemy cant do anything like a leap or something but can be hit so you make the maximum of damge
-try to get your passive online before you 2 so you can make extra damage
-try to ult with your mate so not only use it a gank of you and the sup or the jungel will always hit harder
-Remamber you can save mates that are out of postion with a good pertal not only you can use them
-Make sure you hit both parts the left and the right for extra damage especially when an enemy is stunt from a mate or hit by your 1
-Dont use your 1 to much on the ground try to roam around and get farm so you can pop off in the late game

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1
boogiebass (46) | January 15, 2022 6:19pm
@kriega regarding situational defense and anti dive build.
2
Kriega1 (130) | January 16, 2022 4:34am
I don't think Janus often needs defense tbh.
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